Stone Fox

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byJohn Reynolds GardinerIllustratorGreg Hargreaves

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John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

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Willy doesn’t have the problems that regular 10-year-old boys do. He needs to win the big dogsled race in order to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm -- but that means beating the huge Indian mountain man, Stone Fox. This David versus Goliath story will delight all young readers.

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John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which ...

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A Race Against TimeLittle Willy's grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life. Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a ...

John Reynolds Gardiner, an engineer by profession, has also worked as a writer adapting children's stories for television.A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in West Germany, Central America, and the state of Idaho, where he first heard the legend that is the basis forStone Fox, his first published work. He is also the author ofTop S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.19 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401324

ISBN - 13:9780064401326

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Willy doesn’t have the problems that regular 10-year-old boys do. He needs to win the big dogsled race in order to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm -- but that means beating the huge Indian mountain man, Stone Fox. This David versus Goliath story will delight all young readers.

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“A superb piece of storytelling—without doubt the most exciting and moving book this season.”